Junk, junk and even more junk. Life on the trash-planet Deponia is anything but a walk in the park. No surprise that Rufus had enough of that and hatches one ludicrous plan after the other to escape this bleak place.
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Release Date: Jul 8, 2014

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“Deponia's tale of love, loss, and all-out comedy is a beautifully constructed piece of point-and-click heaven.”
8/10 – Gamespot

“The dialogue, the bizarre characters and the slapstick humor measure up to those of 'Day of the Tentacle'.”
91 – GameStar

“If you enjoy LucasArts-style comedic games, this series will provide hours of tongue-in-cheek unconventionality.”
4/5 – AdventureGamers

About This Game

Junk, junk and even more junk. Life on the trash-planet Deponia is anything but a walk in the park. No surprise that Rufus had enough of that and hatches one ludicrous plan after the other to escape this bleak place.

When Rufus, on one of his attempts to leave Deponia behind, meets Goal, he not only falls madly in love with the beautiful girl from Elysium; he also accidentally shoves her right off her comfortable star cruiser and down to the desolate trash-planet. This accident kindles a new, brilliant plan: he needs to get Goal back to the floating city of Elysium – and while he's on it, he can also impersonate her sleazy fiance Cletus, who is the spitting image of Rufus for some reason. And thus, an exciting adventure begins...

Showered in top-scores and awards, the Deponia-Trilogy, created by the developers of Edna&Harvey: The Breakout, The Whispered World and Memoria, managed to reach cult-status almost instantly. Thanks to its exciting story, likeable characters and hilarious dialogues and a finely crafted mixture of comedy and puzzles, Deponia is enjoyable for both, young and old. Join Rufus on his thrilling journeys, for the first time in a complete edition with many new features, that will not only be a blast for hardcore adventure fans, but also those new to the genre.

Deponia: The Complete Journey does not include the new sequel Deponia Doomsday!

Key Features


  • Deponia: The Complete Journey features over 4 hours of Developer's Commentary, a Deponia world map that allows for selection of each chapter of the game, a comprehensive graphical questlog help system, minigame help screens, a new launch menu, new hidden collectables, Linux support, plus 6 new songs written and sung by Poki and Behind-the-Scenes videos
  • Developer's Commentary is featuring game creator Poki and the voices of Rufus and Goal
  • Experience Deponia's story in full length
  • Challenging puzzles, more than 40 hours of playtime and bizarre dialogues
  • Bonus content, extras and making-of features include 'How to draw Rufus & Goal' and 'The Art of Deponia' videos, Developer's Commentary Soundtrack (6 new songs created and sung by Poki) and papercraft models
  • From the creators of the award-winning games Edna&Harvey: The Breakout, The Whispered World, A New Beginning, Harvey's New Eyes, Memoria and Blackguards

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Single Core Processor or 2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Single Core Processor or 2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse
    Minimum:
    • OS: Lion (10.7)
    • Processor: 2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (64 Bit only)
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Single Core Processor or 2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL compatible
    • Additional Notes: Mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 (64 Bit only)
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Single Core Processor or 2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL compatible
    • Additional Notes: Mouse
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
32.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Ruuuuufus! Rufus is hilarious and so is the whole story and everything in this game. Except for the developer's random songs that make no sense at all and makes it obvious how terrible his English is. This game basically got into point and click games.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Brief Summary:
I would definitely recommend this to those who like the old Monkey Island games. Probably one of the best purchases I've made on steam, although that may just have had something to do with getting it on a sale.
Got some outstanding bugs though, so if you do buy it: Save frequently, and don't worry if the characters sometimes behave a bit... Well, like disguised humanoid robots encountering a glitch.

More in-depth:
If you've played the Monkey Island games you know what to expect. If you haven't, here's what: Wacky humor, mostly somewhat logical puzzles... Usually. A goofy protagonist whose actions frequently have unexpected and hilarious consequences, and a thrilling and engaging story. And a love interest, of course. The hero can't get the girl if there isn't a girl to get.

And on top of that this game adds what I'm pretty sure are the two best innovations in adventure game technology since Lucas Arts invented not killing the protagonist every five minutes:
  • A button that highlights all interactive objects on the screen - which means an end to those damn annoying pixel hunts where you have to swipe your mouse all over the screen to make sure you haven't left any items lying around. Just a shame they never tutorialized the feature, and I only discovered halfway through the series.
  • A dynamic flow-chart organized checklist. Basically, at all times in the game you have a goal (usually "Get to Elysium") and your checklist operates as a flowchart with all paths eventually leading to that goal, passing through several subgoals under way. Like "Find your Toothbrush" > "Pack your Suitcase" > "Get to Elysium". Whenever you find a new obstacle, paths are crossed off your checklist, and every time you get new information on how to solve a subgoal it is added to the checklist. Like if you have a checklist that goes "Pack your Suitcase" > "Get to Elysium", if you then discover you have to pack a toothbrush, your checklist will update to "Find your Toothbrush" > "Pack your Suitcase" > "Get to Elysium". It's also got optional hints, but those hints are only things other characters have already told you before, helping you if you aren't sure if what you were told was an actual puzzle hint, or just more sarcasm.

All in all, so far it's the best adventure game I've played in some years.

... Just has a few outstanding issues. Not enough to not make it the best adventure game I've played in years, but enough that new players should at least be warned.
The issues are mostly bugs, but there are some other problems.
  • Not tutorializing the interactible-object-finder button. It's such a useful feature, and it seems a shame not to at least mention it in the tutorial, especially when the only other features to tutorialize are: How to interact with stuff in a point-and-click adventure game (by pointing your mouse cursor at stuff and clicking either mouse button) and how to open your inventory (mouse wheel or button depending on player preference).
  • To some extent the protagonist. He is goofy, and often his half-assing through puzzle solutions creates problems. That's usually okay in adventure games, but the game designers have gone about in the wrong way in my humble opinion. See, some adventure games will have you... Let's say... Assemble a grappling hook from the electrical cable of a toaster, a crowbar, and some tree sap, but it's an acceptable solution, since you don't have access to a functioning grappling hook, or some glue, a hook, and a proper rope.
    In Deponia on the other hand, you could expect to come across a fully functioning grappling hook, only to have Rufus break it, throw it away, or just outright refuse to use such boring solutions, and will insist on assembling a home-made one. This approach rather ruins the puzzles, and it really plays the protagonist against the player. Makes it rather hard to like Rufus. Makes it rather hard not to agree with all the NPC's who keep complaining about how he ruins everything. He's the main character, the person the player acts through. If he starts doing things to aggravate the player, the game becomes schizophrenic at best, and frustrating at worst.
But other than that it's mostly just bugs. They aren't super bad or anything, but they are rather obvious, and raises the question of whether anybody even played the game through from start to finish before release.
  • For one, the characters some times spout multiple takes of the same line. They'll say a line, and then repeat it again slightly differently.
  • Their facial expression sequence some times run out before their lines do, causing them to speak half or even whole lines without moving their lips or changing facial expressions.
  • Also, sometimes objects will be in the wrong layer. Being a 2D game, it's set up with several layers. Like foreground, middleground, and background, with foreground objects being in front of background and middleground objects. Sometimes though, that's not the case. Notably, there's a part where Rufus heads into a dark tunnel and talks about how dark it is in here, and how he will try to locate the other end, only to bump into a wall. He is supposed to move into the tunnel, his body hidden by the tunnel's exterior, and you'll see his subtitles over the entrance, instead he moves in front of the tunnel, then stands stock still on a wall, speaking his dialogue lines, including bumping into the wall.
  • During the ending cutscene of the game, the visuals were not rendered, leaving the ending cutscene a black screen with dialogue playing over it. I had to load my last manual save (which was in the previous chapter) and play all the way up to the ending again to get the ending cutscene. That was rather annoying, and is why I recommend frequent saves, as it could happen on any cutscene.
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1 of 11 people (9%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
FIX YOUR BLOODY SCREEN POSITION PROBLEMS
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
118 of 122 people (97%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2015
What I feel is essentially a love letter to the Point-and-Click adventures many of us grew up on, this game carries the same endearing cartoonish art, situational humor, and click-on-everything-you-see-until-something-happens gameplay that we've missed since we were kids. This game brought back the kind of magic and wonder and bemusement I haven't felt in ages, with a more mature dialogue that's more palatable for me as an adult.

Seriously, I usually fill my reviews with jokes and sarcasm, but this I'm serious about. This game is worth a try, I recommend it to everyone, period, no matter what kind of games you're into.
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142 of 162 people (88%) found this review helpful
91 people found this review funny
Recommended
153.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
This is a game about Rufus. And how awesome Rufus is. And his heroism. And how he always gets the girl. And how Rufus DOESN'T spend most of the game running around clicking on things, strapping himself to giant sawblades, getting his teeth knocked out, annoying the hell out of his sadistic ex-girlfriend, accidentally giving away his family heirlooms, polluting the water supply, practicing necromancy on fish, sawing Goal's personality into three parts for a lollipop, making weird faces, and other things that a hero clearly would never do.

Because Rufus is a true hero. This is a game about heroism. He didn't do ANYTHING mentioned above, and this certainly isn't an entire game trilogy about him doing those things.
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139 of 170 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 8, 2014
3 amazing adventure games packaged into one long and fantastic journey.
If that's not enough then you also get the soundtrack, dev commentary and all sort of bonuses (the german soundtrack is amazing for me, I don't know a word in german but I really like it)

I'd say that if you like adventure games then you should buy this package.
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55 of 59 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
49.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
A very weird game made by German developers. A point-n-click game with very offball humour. Main protagonist is a irreverent, self-centered, egotiscal scumbag. Most of the humour centers around the fact that Rufus is not very self-aware and the characters around him use every opportunity to make fun of him.

You get 3 games in this collection. For the money, you get a very decent amount of playtime. Some of the puzzles can be a bit tough at times. If that doesnt put you off, I would recommend that you check this series out.
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64 of 73 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
30.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 20, 2014
I will start out with some of the cons. This game can be very frustrating. A lot of the puzzles follow very illogical reasoning, so often it comes down to trial and error as you try to use everything in your inventory on everything in the world. Even then, this this game can be agonizingly difficult and it would be a challenge to finish this game without searching up guides to get through certain confusing areas.

In addition, there are quite a lot of glitches in this game, and though they are rarely gamebreaking, they can hamper your enjoyment of your game (for example, I have seen Rufus get duplicated for a while before the duplicate went away, and the sound disappearing).

That said, however, this game can also be very fun. The humor is great, and the story is interesting, non-mainstream, and engaging. The art style is great and fits with the humor perfectly.

For $40, this game might be a bit pricy, but I can tell you that this is definitely worth buying and if you are tight on your budget just wait for it to go on sale.
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48 of 52 people (92%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
To try to convince my mother to get this game, I described it as "Monkey Island for the Modern Era".

I actually feel this game fits in with the humour style from the first 4 Monkey Island games better than the Telltale series does.

It's truly a great game IMO and anyone who enjoyed Monkey Island (especially games 2 and 3) will enjoy this.
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39 of 43 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
40.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2015
For the first time, I'd actually enjoy my first point-and-click adventure. The story was great, the gameplay was smooth, and the music is top-notch. Although, the puzzles are a bit difficult for players to figure out. Overall the game is still great in my book. 9/10
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legolas.aoe2
7.6 hrs
Posted: October 1
If you want a game that you can enjoy while u take a break from work, sit back and relax. This is the game for you.
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DoesUntoOthers
15.4 hrs
Posted: September 17
Not a bad adventure bundle. Usually not too off the wall with the puzzles, but a few solutions do seem pretty random. Something about the voices makes them really not fit into the game for me, but I eventually got used to it. Overall its worth a playthrough, specially if you get it on sale.
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Muchness
16.3 hrs
Posted: September 16
Beautiful, chaotic, frustrating, well-scripted, poetic, makes-no-sense but made me laugh so I still kept playing. Got the first Deponia and played that then decided I wanted Chaos on Deponia and Goodbye Deponia and it was cheaper to buy the Complete Journey so my game time needs another 7 hours adding and that was using walkthroughs 'cause these games make no sense and I had no idea what the hell I was doing but I enjoyed the journey and would recommend to any Kings Quest fans out there as it has the same charm.

Highly recommend if you're a fan at all of adventure games <3
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The Sardonic Platypus
36.1 hrs
Posted: September 11
Probably the best adventure game series I have ever played.
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AusFinch
4.9 hrs
Posted: September 3
A strange little point-and-click adventure puzzle game where you follow the adventures of one trash baby named Rufus, facing some weird situations and finding even weirder solutions to overcome them. The voice acting is quite well done and there are some pretty memorable lines of dialogue. The one complaint about this game could be that some of the puzzles are very unintuitive, requiring strange solutions to complete them that you normally wouldn't think of.

7/10
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jeissonssp
1.8 hrs
Posted: August 30
And the spanish?
you never make the translation into Spanish
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Yukiteno
2.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
A wonderful game.
But i really need an japanese or chinese Language.
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